Something’s been annoying me recently. Like a tiny voice in the back of my head which won’t be quiet until I sit down and write this post. I’ve been thinking about life a lot; mainly the things I enjoy and what makes me happy, and my relationship with expectation.
Life is so personal and individual to everyone, yet I feel like I’m always judged on how I choose to spend my time. It’s like I’m expected to want and do more. Almost as if the life I lead isn’t big or grand enough.
In my mind, I think how I spend my life is pretty normal. I’ll go the pub with my friends. I spend all day watching Netflix if I can. Basically, if it’s relaxing, I love it.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t love to live, as well. I’ll go to huge festivals, and I’d spend every night at a gig if I could. I guess the best way to describe it would be to say that I’m way more likely to go to the pub and then be in bed for 10pm, rather than dancing in a club until 3am. Y’know what I mean?
So if I’m happy with how I do things, why isn’t that enough?
I feel like we live in a world where there’s so much pressure on everything. We’re all expected to be healthy, happy, and hyperactive and I’m fed up with it.
To put it plainly, life doesn’t have to be so big all the time.
Days in bed. Little walks in the park. Sitting with a book. All these small, simple moments are part of what make up life, and they all deserve to be celebrated. You don’t always have to be out clubbing, or spend every waking moment doing big adventures. Of course you can if you want, but you shouldn’t be expected to!
So what am I going to do? I’m going to spend the day on my latest game. I’m going to watch an entire season of Drag Race in a day. And I’m going to love every second of it. You know why? Because a small and simple life is a great one too.
Do you agree with me? What are your favourite little moments in life? Let me know in the comments!